1/4 cup of butter, melted
1/4 cup of olive oil
Minced garlic to taste (1-2 cloves)
1 loaf of dense bread like sourdough (day-old is best), chopped into 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
Garlic salt to taste
Seasoned salt to taste
1. Combine the butter, oil, and minced garlic.
2. Pour half of the butter mixture over the bread and toss it, then pour the other half and toss it again.
2. Coat the bread in parmesan cheese and toss it again.
3. Coat the bread in paprika and toss it again.
4. Season the bread with garlic salt and seasoned salt and toss it one last time.
5. Spread the bread into an even layer on a baking sheet and bake at 275-300 for 90-120 minutes. According to my dad: "The idea is to dry em out and brown em." So that's what you're looking for.
Garlic Cheese Bread
1 stick of butter, melted
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 loaf of French or sourdough bread, sliced in half lengthwise
1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup of shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
Butter it and bake at 300 for 15 min
1) Mix the butter and garlic, cover it, and refrigerate overnight.
2) Butter both sides of the bread and bake it at 300 for 15 minutes.
3) Mix the two cheeses together and sprinkle on the bread, making sure to go all the way to the edges.
4) Put the bread back in the oven for 15 more minutes. The cheese should bubble, but not get brown.
5) Let the bread sit for at least 5-10 minutes before slicing it. According to my dad: "It'll just goo apart if you try to cut it right away." (I believe "goo apart" is a term borrowed from the French.)
One of my goals for 2014 is to write one “Have At It” post per month, to include a story from my dad’s life with one of his recipes. I figure if nothing else, it will give me some motivation to get serious about getting my dad’s stories down, even if I have to write them myself.
Previous Have At It Posts:
Chicken Caesar Salad
Reese's Rice Krispie Treats
Tacos and Salsa
Bean Dip Poppers